Items tagged with: democracy

#goldenDawnald now calling #democracy "socialism" in an effort to abandon representative democracy, replacing it with corrupt dictatorship led by very serious criminals
People who call/urge to #SackTomWatson say a lot about themselves and their supposed view of #uk #democracy

"I don't agree with you on #brexit so you should be unemployed"

I met Tom Watson some years ago. He knows my site.
#Democracy Faces a Global Crisis https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/06/17/democracy-faces-a-global-crisis/ "Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Matteo Salvini in Italy — you probably think that democracy has never been in better health."
Democracy Faces a Global Crisis
Albania's president defends his position to cancel elections as parliament begins a process to remove him. #Democracy #Albania #Elections #Europe #EuropeanUnion
Prime Minister Edi Rama discusses Albania's political crisis and why he thinks the country is not ready to join the EU. #Democracy #Albania #Elections #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Corruption
#SupremeCourt Ruling on #Census Could Deal Grave Blow to #Democracy https://truthout.org/articles/supreme-court-ruling-on-census-could-deal-grave-blow-to-democracy/ #scotus
Supreme Court Ruling on Census Could Deal Grave Blow to Democracy
#SupremeCourt Ruling on #Census Could Deal Grave Blow to #Democracy https://truthout.org/articles/supreme-court-ruling-on-census-could-deal-grave-blow-to-democracy/ #scotus
Supreme Court Ruling on Census Could Deal Grave Blow to Democracy
#Capitalism Versus #Democracy https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/capitalism-versus-democracy/ "Democratic establishment would rather lose with establishment candidates and retrograde policies than loosen its grip on its service to the oligarchs."
Capitalism Versus Democracy
The criminals from #microsoft are rigging #democracy https://www.truthdig.com/articles/microsoft-and-the-pentagon-are-quietly-hijacking-u-s-elections/ see http://techrights.org/2015/06/06/voting-systems/
Microsoft and the Pentagon Are Quietly Hijacking U.S. Elections
The Democratic Party is about #democracy like #linuxfoundation is about #linux

Look beyond the shallow naming. #zemlinpac #neoliberalism

Mr #Dawkins started this discussion.... A very dangerous idea IMO! #democracy

Richard Dawkins on Twitter
Why the raids on #Australia media present a clear threat to #democracy
EU Commission report finds Ankara moving 'further away' from European Union, but Turkey says it is 'a part of Europe'. #Turkey #Democracy #HumanRights #Europe #EuropeanUnion
The powerful protect themselves from the powerless; this gross distortion of voting power is used in the US election to discourage voting outside the corporate R+D two-party trap
I share articles about Assange not because I think he's a hero, even if he is, just like Snowdon, Mannning and all the others we never heard about.
I share them because #journalism, #1stAmendement #Constittution #Democracy.
I'm also boycotting the Guardian because of their BS articles on Assange.
I do think Assange was biased in how/when he chose to use the information given to him during the 2016 US elections - but if political bias were a crime then every major US news network would have most of their journalists rounded up with Assange.

There is something much more vile at work here than journalistic bias or misconduct. We are watching fascism emerge, and learning that it doesn't slyly slither up, like a serpent before swiftly attacking its prey, no, it walks in the front door of our country, wipes it's feet on the welcome mat, is welcomed in with open arms and sits down to dinner with your family and friends.

The ideology behind protecting journalists, to use another apt metaphor, is the oil on the gears of democracy. Without that lubricant, that flow of critical information to the people, the machine inevitably grinds to a halt.

Metaphor and crafted phrases aside, no matter what your politics may be, or your opinion of Julian Assange, if you're a US citizen (or anyone that values democracy over fascism, really) then this should seem highly disturbing... Show more...
Senior AKP member Harun Armagan and Mustafa Akyol debate whether an upcoming election rerun is democratic.
Istanbul's election rerun: A blow to democracy in Turkey?
#Turkey #Elections #Democracy #RecepTayyipErdogan
Africa's first female president discusses corruption, nepotism and her handling of war-crime prosecutions. #Liberia #Corruption #Turkey #Democracy #Africa #Elections
Allan Nairn: Deadly Protests Erupt in #Indonesia as U.S.-Trained Generals Wage a #War on #Democracy
#Finland is winning the war on fake news. What it’s learned may be crucial to Western #democracy
#democracy is like a box of fancy chocolates. Large and nicely packaged. When you open it you realise that there's so little in it and it's mostly plastic and paper waste.
What #democracy means https://otherwords.org/let-prison-inmates-vote/ "Mass incarceration is now a bipartisan concern. Its effects on our democracy should be, too"
D is for a #Dictatorship Disguised as a #Democracy https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/13/d-is-for-a-dictatorship-disguised-as-a-democracy/ "never any let-up, never any relief from the constant melodrama."
D is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

▶ Today i will #voteforclimate and a policy that protects our planet, oceans and web of life against corporate...

Today i will #voteforclimate and a policy that protects our planet, oceans and web of life against corporate exploitation and short term profits. I will vote to protect democracy against right wing populists, climate and human right deniers. I will vote because this vote is historic and every single European citizen needs to take part to protect our ability to peacefully negoti... Show more...
"with wannabe monarchs like Donald #Trump that show far less deference to #democracy than the current occupants of #Buckingham Palace and Kyoto’s #Chrysanthemum Throne, who needs actual kings and queens?"
Global Game of Thrones
Trump’s Contempt for #Democracy is Pushing Congress Toward #Impeachment
When a kid who called everyone "dumb fucks" is fucking around with #democracy in every country that has it
@PaulNemitz Paul Nemitz
Paul Nemitz on Twitter #Russland #AFD #Democracy #EP2019 #AFD”
#Bolsonaro Is a Threat to #Brazil ’s #Democracy
https://fpif.org/bolsonaro-is-a-threat-to-brazils-democracy/ "Lying is on the rise in Brazil."
Bolsonaro Is a Threat to Brazil’s Democracy
#erdogan the Sultan of #turkey no longer posits the mirage of #democracy
Erdogan Defends Istanbul Vote Redo; Critics See Power Grab

The body of Anarchist Lorenzo Orsetti is accompanied out of Rojava by his comrades

Lorenzo Orsetti (February 13, 1986 – March 18, 2019), also known as Orso and Tekoşer Piling, was an Italian anarcho-communist and antifascist from Florence who fought against ISIL with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.


Lorenzo was a chef by trade, sommelier and worked in different restaurants in Florence.[1][2] [3]When he lived in Florence, he became interested in the Kurdish conflict, his struggle against the Islamic State and the Rojava revolution, it was there when he met Paolo Andolina, an Italian activist and anarchist who fought against ISIS alongside YPG International. [4]In September 2017 he traveled to Syria where received military training from the People's Protection Units (YPG). Once in Syria he struck up friendship with several Italian antifascist volunteers w
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World Press Freedom Day: It hurts us all when journalists are not free - The Globe and Mail

#press freedom, #democracy,
Illusion of #voting and #democracy goes beyond #votingsystem back doors, #votersuppression and #gerrymandering (not to mention two-party duopoly with overlapping policies)
The Day People Disappeared and a New Strategy for Stealing Votes

_**“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”

― Plato **_

#politics #democracy #freedom #plato #philosophy #ancient #ancientgreece #ancient greece
Someone Tell #Krugman : We Don’t Even Have a Paper #Democracy https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/03/someone-tell-krugman-we-dont-even-have-a-paper-democracy/ “You write that it’s very much up in the air whether America as we know it will survive.”
Someone Tell Krugman: We Don’t Even Have a Paper Democracy
#isds #ceta #cjeu
#Venezuela People from #Miraflores send a message to the world
Here we defend #peace , #democracy and #sovereingnity with organization and mobilization in civil-militar unity.
#USA and local right wing will not pass!
La gente desde #Miraflores envía mensaje al mundo.
Aquí defendemos la #paz, la #democracia y la #soberanía con organización y movilización en unidad cívico militar.
¡#EEUU y la derecha local no pasarán!
As #democracy [sic]goes digital, those offline are being pushed out of #politics
As democracy goes digital, those offline are being pushed out of politics

Sure the Muller Report, but...

I can easily disagree with some things comedian & activist Lee Camp says in this video, but in general, I'm with him. #Democracy in the #UnitedStates needs an E.R. visit then decades of rehabilitation.

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